Gueydan Memorial Guest Home is located in Gueydan, Louisiana. This city has a total of 3,435 people. With an overall rating of B, this facility is a great option. This nursing home truly has plenty going for it. You also may want to review this nursing home's category grades below. Long-term care grades are discussed in the next section.
Gueydan Memorial Guest Home
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
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Long-term Care Quality
One of the reasons this proved to be a strong facility is that it earned a very impressive long-term care grade. In fact, long-term care is its best grade. In that area, we awarded this facility an A+. Facilities that excel in this category typically are well-staffed and offer extensive hands on care to residents. In addition to looking at the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home administered the vaccine to 100 percent of its residents, which is what we like to see. Pneumonia is too frequently a life threatening ailment for nursing home residents so we prefer when a facility does not roll the dice on this issue. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
In addition, this nursing home also performed well in our inspection category, which is based on the facility's inspection reports. In fact, we awarded it an A for that area, which is one of our best grades. Our inspection scores weigh several factors found on a nursing home's inspection report. One of the most important criteria we look at is the number and severity of deficiencies. Nursing homes with higher scores in this category tend to have few of these severe deficiencies. Although this nursing home had some deficiencies on its inspection report, none of them were serious based on CMS' scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
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Next, we looked at the nursing category where we awarded this nursing home a grade of C. This facility didn't perform quite as well in this category as it did in some other categories. Nevertheless, this is still a respectable score. Our nursing score is largely tied to the nursing home's nurse staffing. This nursing home provides only 0.3 hours of nursing care per patient on a daily basis. This is a somewhat discouraging figure as it is well below the national average. Despite having low quantities of nursing care, this facility surprisingly excelled in some of the quality measures we assessed. It performed well in terms of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be reliable measures of the quality of nursing care. In many cases, the quality of nursing care is as important as the quantity of hours of care provided.
Short-term Care Quality
The final category we scored is short-term care. We gave it an abysmal F in this area, which is a bottom of the barrel score. You should not simply dismiss a nursing home as a result of a single terrible grade though. In calculating our short-term care scores, we look at the nursing home's levels of skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists respiratory therapists and other highly trained professionals. This rating is generally a fair assessment of the nursing home's rehabilitation services. We found that this facility was subpar in the two key staffing metrics we looked at. In fact, it offered fewer registered nurse and physical therapist hours per patient than most other nursing homes. The final measure we assessed in this category is the percentage of patients that ultimately returned home from the nursing home. This facility struggled quite a bit in this area as well, with just 3.6 percent of its residents returning home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Gueydan Memorial Guest Home Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Gueydan Memorial Guest Home, 9.89% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is an indication of the percentage of long-term patients who are suffering from new or worsened pressure ulcers or bed sores. We use this statistic in calculating our nursing grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Gueydan Memorial Guest Home, 3.47% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of residents who have had a fall resulting in severe injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Gueydan Memorial Guest Home, 2.76% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of patients who have had a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered to be an indicator of nursing care . UTI's are often linked to worse hygiene protocols. However, this statistic could also be skewed for certain nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Gueydan Memorial Guest Home, 15.79% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This figure indicates the percent of long-term stay patients who were administered antipsychotic drugs. High levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest that a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior in situations where such medications are not medically required. Nevertheless, some nursing homes may need to rely on these drugs due to having more patients with cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Gueydan Memorial Guest Home, 22.51% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term stay patients taking antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Gueydan Memorial Guest Home, 1.54% of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term residents showing depressive symptoms. Some experts believe this is a measure of patient quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Gueydan Memorial Guest Home, 89.03% of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents who were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Gueydan Memorial Guest Home, 17.58% Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term care residents who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as moving around and continence. Some experts argue that this is a reasonable measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Gueydan Memorial Guest Home, 16.37% Percentage of Residents
This metric measures the percentage of long-term patients who remained mobile levels. Some argue that the ability to move around is vital to patients physical and mental health.
In Gueydan Memorial Guest Home, 1.85 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. Avoiding hospitalizations is key to the physical health of patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Gueydan Memorial Guest Home, 16.37 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Minimizing rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is key to restoring the physical well-being of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Gueydan Memorial Guest Home, 12.9 Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care. Staying out of the emergency room is one way to gauge patient well-being during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Gueydan Memorial Guest Home, 63.81% Percentage of Resident
This metric measures the percentage of short-term residents that saw functional improvements.
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